When David finds a mysterious machine that can copy living things, he thinks his problems are over. Now he can be in two places at once: at his grandmother's and out on a date. While the other David is in school, the real one can spend the day at the beach. The possibilities are endless. And they turn terrifying. David's duplicate has a mind, ideas, and desires of his own--and one of them is to see the real David dead.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
I would have been a huge Sleator fan when I was a kid. His dark SF is a good introduction to the genre of the 'what if.' But I read Asimov, Bradbury, and Heinlein when I was the age of Sleator's ... Read full review
THE DUPLICATEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
When David observes a seagull inexplicably made into two gulls by a machine (labeled "Spee-Dee-Dupe") that he has found on the beach, it occurs to him that this may be a solution to his immediate ... Read full review